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Friday, September 15, 2017

BOM DIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

BOM DIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! 

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN THE BEST WEEK!! Let me tell you miracles happened!! 

Remember last week when I told you about a family I am teaching? Well they came to church with us this last Sunday and they LIKED IT! They are a family that is prepared to receive the gospel! Sister Flora and I prayed our guts out this week. Poor Sister Flora, every moment I asked her if we could pray to help this family! I know that when we do our part the Lord does his part!! Faith with out works is dead! I truly believe 100% in this scripture. We hope to mark a baptismal date with them this week but we will see how it goes. 

Also this week we are teaching a boy named Gustavo and his mom Vivyane. We taught him the first lesson on Saturday and invited them to pray about the Book of Mormon. The next day he came to church with us and as we were walking he told us, "Guess what?? My family and I prayed together to know if the Book of Mormon is true!!" This is a dream for me to hear. It’s like my parents telling me when I was a kid that they were going to take me to Disney World!! So many great things happened this week! 

Some of us missionaries this week had a chance to march in a parade they had here in Curitiba on September 7th. It is like our 4th of July. Anyways we marched in a parade singing hymns. It was a pretty cool experience! We were all holding flags with a Book of Mormon in hand. 

I don’t know if you guys remember Jimmy but he is our investigator I talked about last week. He invited us to go to his church. His church is evangelical. SIster Flora and I were thinking about it and we called president to ask for permission. He said yes. Yesterday we went with Jimmy. Woah let me tell you his church was very different. I have never set foot in a church that wasn’t Mormon in my life. The people there were very nice but the pastor was screaming about the bible and Jesus saying "Jesus TE ama!!" I felt a little overwhelmed--like--yes, I know he does. You don’t need to yell ahhah! I am glad I had the opportunity to go to see what it was like to show that we care about Jimmy but one thing I know for sure is that the church of Jesus Christ is a true church upon the earth! There are so many good churches in the world that preach good things but the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is different and truly has the keys. 

Eu te amo voces! 

Have a great rest of the week!

Love,

Sister Erickson! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

I am Feeling It This Week

Sounds like you guys are having a really fun time at the cabin with everyone there! I bet Wyoming is really, really pretty right now! It’s great and comforting to me that the lord is protecting and blessing you guys so much. It is so comforting to me to see that you guys are so happy and having so much fun. I can’t wait to go up there again with you guys in just a short while. 


It’s great and comforting to me that the Lord is protecting and blessing you guys so much. This week was a little bit hard because I was sick but that’s okay because there is always a new week to come right? But miracles still happened this week. We contacted a family this week. i am sooooo excited. When we made a contact with them on the street we started talking about how families can be together forever! This woman’s face lit up--no joke. She was really interested to know that families could be together forever. We marked a day to return back to teach her and her family. The lesson went well with them and we are going to return back on Tuesday. They said they would come to church with us next week. Pray they will come to church with us!!

Another one of our investigators name is Jimmy. He is 19 years old. He has come to church with us 3 times now and he is reading the Book of Mormon. He has some doubts about the Book of Mormon and we are trying to help him with his questions. Jimmy is of another church. He invited us to his church. We called president to know if it is okay to go to his church with him. We are going to teach him on Thursday and Friday. I hope we can clear up some of his questions and hopefully he will see and feel the truth of the Book of Mormon. 

This week I was reading a talk in the Liahona from this past general conference! Don’t look Around, LOOk UP!! Everyone should read this talk. It is so important to always look up and not around. There are so many things in this world that are not very good! We compare ourselves on a daily basis and sometimes we focus on the negative things! It is so important to always look up! Look up and realize that Heavenly Father is always blessing us in every moment of our lives. 

I love you all and thank you for the support. I am really feeling it this week!!

Love,

Sister Ericksonnnnnnnn 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

OLA MINHA FAMILIA!!!

This week was a great week! A week full of work, work, work, work!! This week we have been encountering a lot of people to teach--a lot of young people and families. I am so excited. Our president wants us to focus more on teaching young people and families and teaching more with the Book of Mormon in our contacts with people on the street.

We have seen many miracles this week. On Sunday we had a lot of people come to church with us. We had a whole row of people in church with us--less actives and our investigators. I almost cried with joy. I KNOW the Lord is with us in every moment and knows what we need. Sister Flora and I did our part and the Lord did his part. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life.

In this area the members are sooooooo good at sharing the gospel! I am so grateful for the help of members! We missionaries can’t do this alone. It is important that all us are united and working together in the work of the Lord.

Also, this week I have learned a lot about enduring to the end. There are a lot of people here who are baptized but don’t come to church and don’t endure to the end. IT iS SOOOO CRUCIAL to endure to the end. We need to always have goals and plans to grow and be better.

I am seeing a lot of people here not doing the small and simple things God asks of us to do. HE will bless us if we do the small and simple things like going to church, praying, keeping the commandments, being an example, serving others. WE have a chance to start new every single week because of the sacrament. These little things are sooooooooooo important. I am working on being better everyday and doing the small and simple things. I know the Lord will help me according to my works and my faith. I know he can help everyone!! 

I hope you all have a great week this week!! I am trying to figure out how to send photos--I am sooo sorry!!

I love you all. Thanks for the support!!! 

COM AMORRRRRR

Sister Erickson